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28 Photos That Will Make You Actually Want to Sleep Like a Baby

They can fall asleep anywhere—but most of the time, it's on top of you.
ByDarcy Strobel
Senior Visuals Editor
Updated
April 20, 2018
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At first, it might seem like baby will never sleep. (And it might seem that way again at 4 months.) But the reality is babies average at least 14 hours of sleep a day (including naps) throughout the first year. That is plenty of time to sneak in adorable photo ops like these.

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3, 2, 1…Naptime!

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Sleepy giggles on the go.

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Long beach days call for naps on the ride home.

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Four weeks old and already a couch potato.

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Image: Carolyn J

Mom says it best: “Less than 24 hours old and already contemplating life’s deepest mysteries.”

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A swaddle escape artist—but still sound asleep.

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Zero interest in feeding the birds.

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It’s impossible not to doze off when your sleep sack is this comfy.

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Post-meal nap? We can all relate.  

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Babies that nap together stay together.

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Man’s best friend? Try baby’s best friend.

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Can you spot baby?

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Parenthood discovery: You are basically baby’s crib.

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Dreams of cheering on favorite team at the world series.

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When you get get him to sleep like this, you’re tempted to never move again.

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Special bonds formed as newborns will be carried throughout their lives.

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New parent hack: breastfeeding pillow as neck pillow.

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Naptime > play time.

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Proud big brother ensures baby bro will dream about him.

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The aftermath of a bottle bender.

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Adjusting to sights, sounds and smells outside the womb is tough work for a tiny baby.

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Naptime is the perfect time to steal some extra kisses.

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Nothing like an afternoon siesta after learning to eat solids.

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When you fall asleep while sitting up, dad’s got your back.

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Posing for the camera? He can do it in his sleep.

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New friendship is solidified with some wet kisses.

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Image: Mel Ross

Six months in and you’re still his favorite resting spot.

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Happy to be home, parenthood has begun.

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